- The ancient Buddha was carved on a cliff face and could date to China’s Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
- Villagers of Nancheng County saw its head emerging from the surface of the water on Zuixian Lake
- The water level had been lowered by more than 30 meet due to a hydropower gate renovation project
- Archaeologists are carrying out an underwater detection project to find out more about the stone relic
Chinese archaeologists are trying to solve the mystery of a long-lost Buddha statue which appeared from a lake after the water level lowered dramatically.